Discussion posted by: JohnF44
OTTAWA—Members of Parliament have issued a mandatory summons to Canadian World Health Organization expert Bruce Aylward, after he turned down repeated invitations to testify to a House of Commons committee. Aylward is the renowned epidemiologist who led a team of WHO experts to China to study the COVID-19 outbreak in February. He and the WHO have come under criticism by some in Canada for his report on China’s ability to curb the spread of the viral disease, which has since become a worldwide pandemic. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in particular has raised concerns about the accuracy of the WHO’s data on COVID-19, and China’s influence on the international organization.